U Thant House

U Thant House, Yangon (Rangoon): Hours, Address, U Thant House Reviews: 4.5/5

U Thant House
4.5
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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U Thant House is a place to remember the life and work of former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant and to discuss national and global challenges. There is a permanent exhibition featuring dozens of photographs and film footage tracing U Thant's life from the modest beginnings in the Irrawaddy delta town of Pantanaw to his time as the world's premier diplomat. Visitors can also take a guided tour performed by our knowledgeable museum facilitators. Please notice we are open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Visits outside these open hours can be arranged.
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Francis Martino
Hirtshals, Denmark1,697 contributions
Myanmar becomes a nation without newspapers
Mar 2021 • Solo
The closure of Myanmar’s last independent newspaper marks a new milestone in the country’s political descent even if our Former Secretariat U Thant will sit in UN it will not happen.
As overt censorship became a thing of the past and new licenses were issued, the number of news outlets proliferated, in the surest sign of confidence in ongoing political and economic reforms.
Now only online news media remain as the last lifeline for millions of citizens desperate for reliable sources of information amid the military-induced freefall. Now U Thant House is still not yet opened during military coup.
Written 18 March 2021
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GvaTourist
Bangkok, Thailand154 contributions
Way to learn simple life of great man
Jan 2020
The House is located in a small lane, out of main road. The direction is not precise with Google map so I got confused and lost before eventually reached it. I used public bus and need to walked nearly one km. to arrive there. Maybe getting there with taxi is easier.

Need to pay fee but couldn't remember, may be 10000 Kyats. There are display and VDO to show life of U Thant. He was very knowledgeable and seem to be very compromising during his career as UN Secretary General.
Written 1 May 2020
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Philippe44898
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
A very interesting visit, and a beautiful house
Jan 2020 • Solo
I spent one hour this morning in the house of former UN Secretary general Mr U Thant.
Few personal objects remain from the 50's, when Mr U Thant was living there, but the house is a well preserved example of British colonial architecture, and I learned a lot about U Thant's important role in some of the worse conflicts of the 20th century: the Katanga secession, the Cuba missile crisis, the conflict in the Middle East,...
Written 26 January 2020
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Adriana D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Closed but looked interesting enough to visit.
Dec 2019
A nicely renovated house with interesting photos ( we saw them through the windows) and outside, this is away from the main tourist area and the other sites. It only warrants a visit if you have time to kill. Be aware that it is not open every day.
Written 10 January 2020
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Yes. We are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM-17:00AM. Please come visit us again on open day!
Written 21 January 2020
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YeShwe
Bangkok, Thailand75 contributions
A necessary history for the Burmese
Dec 2019
This bungalow was saved from ruin by members of U Thant's family. An easy to follow history of this statesman/politician/world leader is provided by placards and photographs throughout the rooms in the house. The memory of this remarkable person had been more or less erased by the military regimes for whom his ideas of tolerance and patience were an anathema. Much of his thought is surely needed in practice in the country today. It is good to see his historical memory preserved here. Non-Burmese, while not the audience for this exhibit will enjoy it as well.
Written 7 January 2020
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 21 January 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,284 contributions
Not a whole lot but still worth a stop
Jan 2020
U Thant House is the former residence of the third UN Secretary General that had been neglected until U Thant's grandson took it upon himself to renovate it into a small museum. Not having known anything about him before, I found the small display very informative. While nothing was flashy, it was well organized and concise. A dozen or so photos with famous leaders and celebrities decorate the house along with the descriptions of each stage of U Thant's life. It's a bit out of the way but well worth an hour stop to learn about the life of U Thant.
Written 7 January 2020
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Thank you so much for reviewing us!
Written 21 January 2020
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tombonyc
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar234 contributions
Beautiful visit and terrific context in a country where context is elusive.
Dec 2019 • Couples
U Thant House is a must to add to local and foreigner itineraries.

Local visitors offer only what they can afford. 10,000 MMK for foreigners is more than a reasonable entrance fee for an experience that not only makes history come alive, but also ties Myanmar history to the rest of the world in a way that no other place in the country manages.
Visit and learn about the role of such a key global diplomat on the world stage. The grounds are well maintained and offer a significant respite from the madness of modern Yangon.
Younger kids (maybe 8+) can also benefit from U Thant House, as several of the displays are interactive and request written thoughts on such weighty universal concepts of peace and equality.

Our times are complex and nuanced. Myanmar itself is full of nuance. A visit to this place offers time for reflection about both our planet and additional historical context which is badly needed for visitors and residents of Myanmar.
Written 29 December 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind review!
Written 21 January 2020
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markhill2016
London, UK16 contributions
Fasinating
Dec 2019
Lovely museum of one of the world's leading diplomats and peacemakers. He lived here until appointed Secretary General of the United Nations.
Written 16 December 2019
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 21 January 2020
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Paul V
Helvoirt, The Netherlands15 contributions
U Thant HouseYangon
Dec 2019 • Solo
An interesting and modest man. The house is nice, but not worthy a visit. The ‘museum’ doesn’t offer facilities like coffee or explanations. As foreigner you are requested to pay MMK 10.000 entrance fee. Difficult to find. Avoid this useless non-attraction
Written 7 December 2019
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We are sorry to know that our existing facilities did not meet your expectations. However, U Thant House is committed to and will strike to improve our facilities to offer the best visitor experience for our museum visitors.
Written 21 January 2020
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eaglehaslanded
Boston, MA168 contributions
His own house
Oct 2019
One of Myanmar's greatest men, whose memory is thankfully being restored despite the tremendous disrespect shown to him, and even his body, by the military regime. Very inspiring. For foreigners who don't know who is, a wonderful introduction.
Written 20 November 2019
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